Deciding on a Major

Major Decisions

Choosing a major can be overwhelming!  You may pick your area of study because everyone tells you, “Oh, yeah! You’ll definitely be able to get a job in that field!”

careerSeems logical, right? Not if you end up dreading every class in your new major. If you don't like the classes, how are you going to be happy with a career in this field?

Our Career Services department has tools to help you make informed decisions so you're not entering a major based on someone's opinion. And rest assured that while there are no wrong decisions, there may be better ones. Also know that a major doesn't define you. Just because you major in psychology doesn't mean you can't work in the business world. Explore our resources, and see where God takes you.

Career Direct Assessment

Career Direct® is one of the few assessment tools that approaches the field of career guidance from a biblical perspective.

Most career assessments examine just one or two areas. Career Direct® examines four essential components of career selection: personality, interests, skills and values. As a result, Career Direct is one of the most comprehensive guidance systems on the market today.

This free assessment can help you discover the major / career that is best for you. The one-hour test is taken in our office on a computer. Our career counselor will then walk you through the results, which will help you choose a major OR affirm the career path you have chosen. The career options and counsel alone are worth the price of admission! (Did we mention it was free?)

Contact our career counselor to set up your assessment appointment.

"Now what?" you may be wondering

What Can I Do logoThe website, What Can I Do with this Major, helps you connect majors with careers. For each major that interests you, you'll find a list of websites that provide information about listed majors and related careers.

Keep in mind that the information sheets and websites are representative of typical career paths associated with each major and not a comprehensive list. You may want to explore information and websites from multiple majors to help you learn about a wide range of career opportunities.

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) (pdf)

Disclaimer: Please note that the websites linked to are not part of Bethel College, but provided as a convenience to students.